There is a strong sense of team spirit and the fact that this is a large chain with a very big patient base means they are always busy
There is constant pressure always needing to hit aggressive targets. The focus on profits is sometimes at odds with the goal of being a health care provider.
A great sense of team and belonging. A large workplace and a solid customer base meant work was always busy (which i considered to be a good thing!)
Constant stress and pressure to SELL, SELL, SELL. Profits are key to everything in this company (which is unusual for a healthcare company). But yeah, that got to me a bit. It would be good to see the company moving away from profits and more to the original vision (no pun intended).
Over 1,300 stores nationwide. That's pretty much every major high street in the UK!
Staff bonus scheme is a huge plus The fact that it's a family business creates a caring people-focused vibe. You don't feel like you are just a number, you feel valued as a person. Staff socials are top notch, we even have a summer ball which is a real highlight.
The bonus schemes actually very often are working against the productivity of the company and also against it achieving a really good forward thinking strategy for the future. This is because people are more interested in achieving the targets they need to get their bonus and much less interested in working hard for the benefit of the customers or the company. Even though it's encouraged you shouldn't speak up if you want to progress up the ladder. Memories are long and you will not be forgiven.
Handwritten birthday cards from the top bosses!